Grace Potter’s stark and powerful new piano ballad ‘Release’ is now available. The new song off her forthcoming album Daylight, “can only be described as holy”, says ESQUIRE in a recent interview with the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Daylight is due out October 25th via Snakefarm Records in the UK.
Produced by Potter‘s husband, Eric Valentine, Daylight is the singer’s first new album in four years, taking root at the couple’s California home. The featured tracks mirror many of the emotional events Potter has endured over the last several years, including a painful divorce and the break-up of her band — as well as far more joyful happenings like a new marriage and the birth of her first child.
Daylight was recorded at Valentine‘s Barefoot Recording Studio in Hollywood, and spotlights the talents of guitarist Benny Yurco, drummer Matt Musty, Benmont Tench & Larry Goldings on keys, as well as backing vocals from Lucius.
Grace will headline her annual Grand Point North music festival which kicks off its ninth season in Burlington, Vermont this weekend with Gov’t Mule, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, J.S Ondara, Trombone Shorty & Lucius to name just a few. Potter founded the festival in 2011 to celebrate the local music scene, whilst welcoming some of today’s biggest artists.
Described by Spin magazine as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today”, Grace Potter has not only played every major music festival from Coachella & Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo & Rock in Rio, she’s created her own thriving music event, Burlington’s Grand Point North.
Additionally, she’s shared a stage with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples and The Roots, to name just a few.
Potter has also collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a Tim Burton film, written & produced music for film & TV and recorded two GRAMMY-nominated, multi-Platinum singles with her friend Kenny Chesney.